Once again, it’s Scissor Fight:
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Once again, it’s Scissor Fight:
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The idea behind San Francisco’s Dine About Town is that you’ll be able to check out a place that you otherwise wouldn’t go to.
This season’s winner turns out to be the Asian-influenced 5A5 Steak Lounge at 244 Jackson Street (right next door to Kokkari)
Before you begin, Hamachi shooter and truffle fries:
Now here’ s the DAB menu – Daikon Soup and Romaine Heart Salad:
And here’s your Triple Chocolate Mousse, Melange a Trois, and Ginger Creme Brûlée for dessert:
All right, see you there!
Romaine Heart Salad
Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, croutons
Russian dressing, bacon, apple, toybox tomatoes
Blue crab meat, fuji apple, nori
Peppercorn sauce, shiitake
New York Strip
Kalbi marinade, kimchi, pickled bean sprouts
Misyaki Black Cod
Shoya broth, calamari, mushrooms
Triple Chocolate Mousse
Strawberry coulis, hazelnuts, irish cream IC
Cream cheese frosting, olive oil powder, walnuts
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The sun, we hates it, we hates it forever.
Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun
But mama, that’s where the fun is
But first a word from our health department, which, you know, has employees who would like the City to require letter grades to be posted outside of every joint in town. You know, the way that San Diego, that Progressive bastion, does it. But our Golden Gate Restaurant Association said no so that’s that, no Department of Health letter grades posted at restaurants in the 415.
I’ll tell you, small business owners who ignore one set of rules, tend to ignore other sets of rules, that’s been my experience.
Anyway, here’s the news, it goes on and on:
Dick Lee Pastry paid well below minimum wage, demanded long hours with no overtime, falsified payroll records, retaliated against workers
SAN FRANCISCO (July 12, 2011) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera today sued Dick Lee Pastry, Inc. and its owners and operators for violating state and local laws intended to ensure minimum wages, overtime compensation, and lawful competition by failing to pay more than $440,000 in wages plus interest to seven of their employees. The litigation comes as the result of an investigation by San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement under the direction of Division Manager Donna Levitt. Also named as defendants in the lawsuit are Peter Yu and Ada M. Chiu, who own the restaurant at 716 Jackson Street.
Herrera’s lawsuit, which was filed in San Francisco Superior Court today, seeks to recover compensation for the cheated workers that would include all unlawfully withheld wages, plus ten-percent interest, plus penalties of $50 per day for the duration of their employer’s wage violations. Herrera is additionally seeking penalties of $50 per day per employee as compensation to OLSE under San Francisco’s Minimum Wage Ordinance; potentially severe civil penalties under California’s Unfair Competition Law; and attorneys’ fees and costs associated with the action.
“Robbing employees of wages to which they’re entitled doesn’t just hurt working families — it also hurts honest businesses and their employees by corrupting a competitive marketplace,” said Dennis Herrera. “Dick Lee Pastry stands out even among the most egregious perpetrators of wage theft in San Francisco. They paid wages well below the legal minimum, demanded long hours with no overtime, instructed workers to lie to labor investigators, and retaliated against those who sought to protect their rights. I hope today’s lawsuit sends a strong message to other would-be wage cheats about the seriousness of our resolve to protect working men and women in San Francisco. I applaud the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement for their investigation of this case, and I’m grateful to the Chinese Progressive Association for their community outreach efforts.”
See you after the jump
Here’s the latest from our Uptown Tenderloin:
“Gunfire erupted at about 3:20 PM on the sidewalk of the 100 block of Turk Street near Taylor Street. The victim was shot multiple times at close range with a semi-automatic handgun…”
Hey, didn’t that used to be Adam’s Block? Yes it did.
Hey, wouldn’t it be helpful to have a little HD of the events leading up to the shooting? Yes it would.
Well, the onus is on you to return it, of course. Here’s the etiquette:
If you are offered a reward, which is typically something like 10% of the folding money that’s left inside, turn it down at least two times. After that, it’s your call whether to accept it or not. How’s that for etiquette?
But usually, the reward you’ll get is simply the adventure you have with the return, as here, where Whitney’s gold wallet, filled with credit cards and tens of thousands of Chilean pesos (guessing on that part), somehow ended up on Sutter Street getting pummeled by the massive tires of a #3 Jackson bus last night.
Next thing you know, you’re experiencing Redevelopment from the inside in a relatively new building that’s just an adventure in itself. Something like (but not actually) the horrible and horribly expensive Fillmore Center Apartments. Yish. Drop off the wallet with the roomie and her yapping chihuahua Taco Bell Dog (speaking of which, R.I.P. Gidget) and bingo bango, you’re done.
The Western Addition doesn’t have pizza delivery (note rectangular no-fly zone), but complimentary late-night wallet delivery, well that’s another story:
So yeah, you could take the easy way out and drop it by an SFPD station, but even getting an officer’s attention at one of these places can take a while, in my experience. Plus, you might miss out on encountering an Enormous Government-Related-Failure from up close, you know on Fillmore Street.
(Wonder how Yoshi’s San Francisco is doing these days. Are they still focused on jazz? Will the Redevelopment Agency give them ever more millions until the cows come home? Does the Redevelopment Agency know what it’s doing? Has the Redevelopment Agency ever known what it was doing? Such are the thoughts you might have when encountering the aftermath of the Redevelopment Agency up close at night.)
They said she jumped from floor twenty one
It’s empty now but it blocks out the sun
Used to be the shape of things to come